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Meaning of ARCTURUS

Pronunciation:  ârk'tûrus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes; 36 light-years from Earth

ARCTURUS is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: Bootes, giant, giant star



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Arc*tu"rus\, n. [L. Arcturus, Gr. ? bearward, equiv.
to ?; ? bear + ? ward, guard. See {Arctic}.] (Anat.)
A fixed star of the first magnitude in the constellation

Note: Arcturus has sometimes been incorrectly used as the
      name of the constellation, or even of Ursa Major.

            Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons [Rev.
            Ver.: ``the Bear with her train'']. --Job
                                               xxxviii. 32.

Easton Bible Dictionary

bear-keeper, the name given by the ancients to the brightest star in the constellation Bootes. In the Authorized Version (Job 9:9; 38:32) it is the rendering of the Hebrew word _'ash_, which probably designates the constellation the Great Bear. This word ('ash) is supposed to be derived from an Arabic word meaning night-watcher, because the Great Bear always revolves about the pole, and to our nothern hemisphere never sets.